Andrew O'Hehir
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For 1,354 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 64% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 34% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 10 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Andrew O'Hehir's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 69
Highest review score: 100 Thirst
Lowest review score: 0 Identity Thief
Score distribution:
1,354 movie reviews
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Andrew O'Hehir
    Elegant but never overstated, sinister but never coldhearted, this is a note-perfect masterwork on a modest, human scale.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 100 Andrew O'Hehir
    The most disturbing and effective thriller I've seen in many moons. Rarely, indeed almost never, is such high-wattage brainpower coupled with pitch-perfect acting and an exquisite, unfakable sense of cinema.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 100 Andrew O'Hehir
    The grandest and most vigorous movie he's (Frears) made in at least a decade. Like Okwe himself, it rises above its limitations, and it's just a little bit bigger than the landscape around it.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Andrew O'Hehir
    A marvelous ensemble cast and all the visceral impact and moment-to-moment tension of a fine thriller, together with the distinctive visual style of an art film.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 100 Andrew O'Hehir
    An extraordinary and original creation. It belongs alongside "Amores Perros" and "Memento" on a shortlist of 2001's most exciting revelations.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Andrew O'Hehir
    Ten
    The ultimate lesson in less-is-more cinema, an intimate and revelatory character study as well as a brilliant, almost symphonic rendering of the distracted, anxious, half-alienated and half-meditative state in which we spend vast amounts of our lives.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Andrew O'Hehir
    A work of loopy, original comic genius.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Andrew O'Hehir
    But the greatness of Chinatown, unappreciated by my adolescent self, lies not in its cynical view of the California dream (that's too easy) but in its fatalistic, even tragic conception of America and indeed of human nature.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Andrew O'Hehir
    A movie for hardcore film geeks and regular folk alike, a stunning, and stunningly improbable, fusion of postmodern pastiche and old-school Hollywood melodrama. It's both a marvelous technical accomplishment and a tragic love story that sweeps you off your feet.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Andrew O'Hehir
    Meryl Streep, Nicole Kidman and Julianne Moore bring dignity and Oscar-worthy performances to The Hours, a lovingly crafted meditation on death, loss and literature.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Andrew O'Hehir
    I recognize how few horror movies I've seen before or since that ever manage to capture such a tangible feeling of menace.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Andrew O'Hehir
    Hirschbiegel and Eichinger, along with their large, brave and talented cast, have done something extraordinary for their generation of Germans, and for the world. They have willfully entered their grandparents' dirtiest, clammiest chamber of secrets.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Andrew O'Hehir
    With all his artifice, his prodigious narrative risks and seemingly undisciplined mélange of styles and tones, Desplechin has made a film that feels more like real life than anything I've seen in years, from any source. It's a masterpiece.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Andrew O'Hehir
    One of the greatest of all Holocaust films.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Andrew O'Hehir
    One of the greatest films of recent years.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 100 Andrew O'Hehir
    It's terrific! Shot by the brilliant cinematographer Anthony Dod Mantle ("Dogville," "28 Days Later," etc.) and anchored by amazing performances from identical (but not conjoined) twins Harry and Luke Treadaway, Brothers of the Head is not a freak show, or a knockoff "Rocky Horror" camp celebration. It's a work of powerful atmosphere and significant mystery. Plus, it rocks.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Andrew O'Hehir
    Old Joy is only 76 minutes long, but it has the contemplative power of Buddhist meditation. Reichardt gives us long, stoned takes of rural roads; shots of birds, insects and slugs in the spectacular Oregon rain forest; interludes with Mark's dog, Lucy. Some viewers may well be bored, or monumentally irritated, by this. I found it masterly, riveting.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Andrew O'Hehir
    The latest riveting, heartbreaking chapter to one of the supreme creations of documentary filmmaking, the "7 Up" series.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Andrew O'Hehir
    Requiem, the new film from German director Hans-Christian Schmid, is absolutely astonishing. See it if you possibly can.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 100 Andrew O'Hehir
    Manufactured Landscapes may tell you more about how the 21st century world actually works than you really want to know, but it's a heartbreaking, beautiful, awful and awesome film.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Andrew O'Hehir
    One of the year's best movies...It's one of the simplest and best re-creations of downscale urban England during the gritty post-punk years ever put on screen, and it's both upsetting and very funny.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 100 Andrew O'Hehir
    The most powerful documentary I've seen all year, and one of the two or three best films ever made about an artist or musician.
    • 97 Metascore
    • 100 Andrew O'Hehir
    Despite their terrible ordeal these women are heroes, not victims. As Mungiu makes clear in the casual, brilliant final scene of this amazing movie, heroes persevere.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 100 Andrew O'Hehir
    One of the most extraordinary accomplishments in recent American nonfiction filmmaking. It hits hard as to facts, and opens its eyes to inexpressible mysteries. It strikes a clear moral and philosophical stance, and then -- as part of that philosophical stance, actually -- reveals its villain as a tragic and sympathetic figure.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Andrew O'Hehir
    Chang's images of the Yangtze and the new megacities replacing the villages on its banks are spectacular, and his cast of characters rival any fiction film I've seen recently.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 100 Andrew O'Hehir
    A terrific comic-book movie, the most completely satisfying and unsettling one I've ever seen.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Andrew O'Hehir
    If possible, Roberts' movie-within-a-movie is even more amazing than it sounds. She captures a tale of courage, heroism and tragedy more thrilling than any Hollywood spectacle.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Andrew O'Hehir
    Hunger is a mesmerizing 96 minutes of cinema, one of the truly extraordinary filmmaking debuts of recent years. It's also an uneasy, unsettling experience and is meant to be.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Andrew O'Hehir
    Austrian director Spielmann has long awaited discovery by a wider world, and for my money the gorgeous, brooding, unpredictable neo-noir Revanche is one of the year's best films.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Andrew O'Hehir
    What's so remarkable about Louie Psihoyos' documentary The Cove isn't just that it's a powerful work of agitprop that's going to have you sending furious e-mails to the Japanese Embassy on your way out of the theater. That's definitely true, but the effectiveness of The Cove also comes from its explosive cinematic craft, its surprising good humor and its pure excitement.

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